Admiralty Number: 3792
Official Number: 143807
Yard Number: 341
Gross Tonnage: 277
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr
Engine: T.3-cyl by Fawcett Preston & Co Ltd, Liverpool
31.5.1918: Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr (Yd.No.341) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as GIOVANNI GUINTI (Ad.No.3792)
11.7.1918: Completed as an escort (1 – 4” and W/T).
1.1919: Renamed IDAHO.
4.1919: Carried out 4” mounted gun trials.
1919: Renamed GIOVANNI GUINTI.
1.1920: Sold to The Cygnet Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Thomas Cardwell, manager).
24.1.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (FD367).
11.6.1921: Name change approved.
24.6.1921: Registered at Fleetwood as CYMREA (FD367).
1932: Sold to (W. C. Farrow, Hull) Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Archibald Hudson, Hessle, manager).
19.7.1932: Fleetwood registry closed.
26.7.1932: Registered at Hull (H438).
3.8.1932: Registered at Hull as SIR MARK SYKES (H438).
1935: Sold to White Star Steam Fishing Co of Aberdeen Ltd, Aberdeen (Harry A. Holmes, manager).
15.10.1935: Hull registry closed.
16.10.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A361).
21.11.1935: Registered at Aberdeen as LOCH MORAR (A361).
1936: Malcolm Smith appointed manager.
31.3.1937: In heavy weather, drove onto reef 1500yds offshore at Eyrarbakki, south west coast of Iceland; with heavy surf breaking over the vessel, a motor boat approached to within 500 yards but no sign of life; all twelve crew lost*. HMS FOYLE on FPS sailed Reykjavik to attend.
11.5.1937: Aberdeen registry closed.
(Lost* – Sk. Walter Barber (42); Goerge Duthie (38), Mate; Thomas McKay(29), Second Fisherman; A. Stevenson, Ch Eng; J. Connell, 2nd Eng; John Mitchell (28), John Barrett (52), W. Brady, J. Scott, deckhands; C. Milne & F. Jackman, firemen; D. Lowrie, cook)
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Note: Excerpt from “The True Price Of Fish” by George Ritchie
21/12/2008: Page published. 8 updates since then.
04/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.